Director of Studies Circular Engineering

Updated: 22 days ago
Deadline: 31 May 2021

This exciting new bachelor programme in Circular Engineering will start September 2021 and trains students as circular engineers who are able to provide technical solutions in the transition to a circular economy. It bridges different engineering domains in an interdisciplinary manner, integrating sustainability throughout the curriculum. The programme provides students with a broad basis, a rigid engineering foundation and in-depth knowledge and skills in one of three concentrations in Circular Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Biotechnology, or Engineering Physics. In line with the educational philosophy of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the programme offers small scale teaching, a partially open curriculum and intensive guidance of students.

To further strengthen the educational profile and to lead the start of the bachelor programme, we are looking for a founding Director of Studies. We are searching for a talented and motivated candidate who has a strong educational track record in a relevant field of Circular Engineering, including prior experience in educational management, accreditation and programme development, preferably in an international setting. The candidate needs to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, since this is an important focus area of this position. In addition to educational management, the candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching courses, skills and projects. The candidate will also have the opportunity to supervise thesis students in their research and design endeavours. The expectation is that the candidate will devote up to half time of the appointment to educational management. The remainder of the time will focus on research and educational activities, depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidate. Candidates with a multidisciplinary interest and willingness to cross boundaries between disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The programmes at the Faculty of Science and Engineering are characterized by small-scale student-centred education. The director of studies is expected to become an active part of our community, advising students, mentoring staff, organizing activities, building a scientific network for our students and staff to explore and establishing contacts with other faculties within Maastricht, the Netherlands and across the world. The position will report directly to the Faculty Board and will become part of the educational management team of the faculty.


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